About the story.

This is a background story set in The Elder Scrolls universe. All the events take place in the 2nd era during the time of the Interregnum. (Elder Scrolls Online)
It details a friendship between the main character Delte and her two friends one Nord who is called Volk Shatter Shield and a Argonian that goes by the name of Left-Paw-Alight.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Delte Hlervi Character Profile

Name:- Delte Hlervi

Demeanour:- Austere to those who she doesn't know. Once the barriers are down people tend to find a caring individual who just enjoys life and all it brings.

Age:- 30

Gender:- Female

Birth date:- 2E 551 Heartfire 22nd

Birth sign:- Thief

Place of birth :- Mainland Morrowind the city that will become known as Old Ebonheart.

Race:- Dunmer

Alliance:- Ebonheart Pact

Current Profession:- Scout for the Ebonheart armies (hidden Morag Tong member)

Physical descriptions.
Hair:- Flame red usually worn long and loose.

Eye Colour:- Violet

Skin Colour:- Dark Grey

Body build:- Athletic

Type of clothing worn:- Usually leather armour when travelling, when at home silks and fine garments.

Facial/ Body markings:- None

Likes:- Children, Exploring, Alchemy.
Dislikes:- Spiders, Undead, Skooma.

Combat abilities:- Can shoot with bows and arrows but prefers to use her two daggers. She has some abilities with healing magicka.
Delte is an accomplished alchemist, which helps her earn money when not working for the army of the Ebonheart Pact.

Born in what is to be latter known as Old Ebonheart to a dying house called Hlervi, her mother and father decided to move to Elsweyr and start a fresh on the edge of the desert farming silk to trade to the region. She can hardly remember the journey due to her young age and what memories she does have is that of her elder brother looking after her and their mother on the road when Delte's father had to leave them for supplies.
Delte's mother died during child birth to her younger brother when Delte was only 4 years old. This put a lot of strain on her father who now not only had to look after the silk farm but also two children who were not old enough to look after themselves. Life was good to them though until the troubles started in the Imperial city.
Rumours sprang up of dissension between the states and alliances were being made, visitors would come in the dead of night to the farm and sue her father and brother to join a side. Her father and elder sibling would have none of it preferring to stay out of any conflicts.
Shortly after one meeting her two brothers went out to hunt wild bore, only the youngest returned with the story of a bore goring his brother to death. Covered in blood he gave the gruesome story to his father and sister. Stricken with grief their father became very ill and died shortly afterwards. The lands and property now fell into the hands of Delte, but before the reading of the will an Altmeri delegate visited and asked that Delte be put under arrest due to the House Hlervi joining the Ebonheart Pact. Delte resisted arrest and killed the delegate and two of his guards, she fled into the countryside where she was hunted down by a slave hunter and captured.
On her capture she witnessed her younger brother swearing an oath to the Dominion and her own sentence was to be taken to a slave camp to mine iron for the war effort. Now a criminal all she had was taken from her and fell into her younger brother's hands.

In the camp she was placed as a cook where she gained access to herbs and spices and due to her knowledge of alchemy managed to make sleeping poison for the guards. Within a few months of captivity she was free and running to Morrowind.

Once in Morrowind she tracked down the only surviving member of her house who took her in. She recounted the tale for the old patriarch to the house. He listened and gave her a coin and then sent her away. Thinking the old man had gone senile she threw the coin away in a rage vowing to get her revenge on those who manufactured her families down fall.
"You know you shouldn't throw away a gift like this." The hooded man said to her as he passed the coin she had thrown away between his fingers. "I can give you want you want, all you need to do is accept."
Delte did accept and was taken to a Morag Tong cell where she swore oaths to Mephala and the Tong. She was trained in the arts of stealth and assassination. Within two years she had risen in the ranks and completed every writ given to her. Delte asked the Tong Master for a leave of absence to go back to Elsweyr and seek out the answers to the questions she had. Giving his permission she left the next day.

Back in Elsweyr she arrived at her family home and was greeted by her younger brother who was pleased to see her free of the slave camp. During the evening meal she was drugged and taken back to the slave camp. Upon awakening the slave master bragged about how her brother had sold her to them, and that she was to be kept alive because she had been like a mother to the boy. With the Dominion now occupying forts and towns in Cyrodiil she was being shipped to the front lines to work in the salt mines.

Once at the salt mines she was abused by the guards and caged for days on end without food or water. Days turned into weeks and then months with no sign of escape or rescue. On the eighth month of her captivity a daring raid by a Dunmer, Argonian and Nord alerted the whole slave camp. As she swung there in her cage she shouted out to them to free her, the dunmer and nord killed the jailer and his guards and broke Delte free. Weak and dehydrated she was half carried and half walked out of the slave camp and to freedom.
On the way back to Bruma she recovered her lost strength and showed a great aptitude to bypass enemy troops and positions. The male dunmer who rescued her became enamoured with her and soon won her heart. His name was General Veldam Arendu of House Telvanni he explained he was not a direct descendant to the house more a cousin and a rebellious one at that. The nord was Volk Shatter-Shield from Skyrim who was now on his second year of service in the Ebonheart Pact along with Left-Paw-Alight the argonian. The four of them soon became good friends and saw many adventures together in Cyrodiil before the war between the alliances really began.
The rest can be read here as it picks up three years before the war begins in open conflict.

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